Birthdays in History in May 1850

  • May 1 Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (d. 1942)
  • May 12 Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. statesman (d. 1924)
  • May 18 Oliver Heaviside, physicist (predicted ionosphere), born in London, England
  • May 21 Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (d. 1914)
  • May 24 Ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter
  • May 27 Thomas Neill Cream, serial killer (Lambeth poisoner), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1892)